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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a little caramel. Flavor: citrus-apricot hop flavor with a little vegetal/herbal note, grainy malt.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours amber with off white head. Nose is floral, pine, grapefruit hops. There is a faint musty background. Flavor is sweet but also bitter. Rather watery. Crisp. Pretty refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (655) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Hoppy grapefruit and hay aromas. Transparent golden with a fizzy white cap. Bitter with nice hop characteristics. Medium bodied with a bitter but smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops with some malt. Flavor of mostly grapefruit hops with a nice balance sweet malt. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (633) - - OCT 19, 2013
Burnt orange pour, white head. Nose is citrus with a nice malty backbone. Smooth, oily from the hops, crisp bready finish from the lager yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
As advertised, tastes like an IPA with a little Sam Adams lager mixed in. Takes a little getting used to but it's not bad. Not sure if I'd buy this regularly but if I saw it on the menu at a restaurant/bar I'd probably order one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a clear amber with little to none off white head that went away very quickly. Aroma of grain and some hops and a bit of malts. Flavor is mostly bitter hops (but not overwhelming), citrus and grassy flavors balanced with a bit of sweetness from malts. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Copper pour with red tint. Citrusy hops explode on nose and first sip. Malts and slight bitterness follow up. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12oz into a glass. Smell upfront is ipa hoppy, with citurs, grapefruit and then dried lemon. Its a nice mix when the inital taste comes in mildly malty,disntincly lager like, mellow and crisp, then the hops advance in the aftertaste and the beer finished ipa like. Fruitty emissions of orange, pineapple and peach. I enjoy the sessionalbe status of this, as the aroma and taste presume otherwise, but Ill trust the bottle. Colori s mild orange, light tan and mellow sunshine.


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